Waters of the Adirondacks [F-17-59]

Presenter: Lorraine Duvall
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 10:00 AM 10/04
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This presentation is an historical narrative on how the waters of the Adirondacks were saved from industrial pollution, impoundments that would have resulted in the flooding of towns and thousands of acres, and housing developments built on the shorelines of the lakes and rivers. The presenter describes how she found her own sense-of-place while paddling her solo canoe on dozens of Adirondack lakes, ponds and rivers for over 25 years, enriched by studying the history of the recovery of our lands and waters. Her stories are often about six older women who were empowered by tackling a hurricane on Little Tupper Lake. Since that fateful day, they’ve continued to paddle together for the last twelve years, the oldest one at the age of 92.

Lorraine Duvall’s long-time dream of living in the Adirondacks was realized after she retired in Keene in 1998. She’s active in environmental advocacy efforts and enjoys writing about her experiences. She shares her stories in Adirondack publications and in her new book: In Praise of Quiet Waters: Finding Solitude and Adventure in the Wild Adirondacks. View link to her book:



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